Cats doing well with the top-100

TheInsiders recently released a top-100 list for the 2005 class. It is very early in the summer recruiting season, so the list is bound to change. However, if you are a Wildcat fan, you should be pleased to see just how many top-100 players the Wildcats are in on.

LEGITIMATE RECRUITS

2. Martell Webster, 6-6, 195, Wing, Seattle Prep
The Cats are still in great shape with the forward. He has long said that the Wildcats are the leader, but the longer that he waits to commit, the more worried Wildcat fans should get.

6. C.J. Miles, 6-6, 210, Wing, Skyline HS, Dallas, TX
Miles has been a fast riser in the class, but the Cats have been on him for awhile. Apparently, Lute Olson fell in love with Miles at the Kingwood Classic, and he isn't alone. Schools like Kansas, North Carolina and Texas are among the other teams that are seriously involved.

9. Julian Wright, 6-8, 195, F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, IL
The Cats have long been on Wright and he likes the Cats a lot. There is some fear that he may try the NBA, but if he tells teams he will go to college, expect the Wildcats to make a push.

12. Amir Johnson, 6-9, 180, PF, Westchester HS, Los Angeles, CA
The Cats have been long working on Johnson and he has recently been listing the Wildcats. If he is indeed interested, he could be one of the top big targets for the Cats.

15. Chris Douglas-Roberts, 6-5, 165, PG, Cass Tech, Detroit, MI
One of the best point guards in the nation, the Wildcats only recently got involved. Roberts is a big guard who can score. With Mario Chalmers headed to Kansas, it sounds as if Roberts would seriously consider Roberts.

22. Terrence Williams, 6-6, 210, G, Rainier Beach HS, Seattle, WA
Williams is now the Wildcats' top point guard recruit. He can actually play all three perimeter positions. Williams has long favored the Wildcats, but also has Kansas, Washington, Louisville and Georgia Tech in hot pursuit.

25. Marcus Williams, 6-6, 190, WG, Roosevelt HS, Seattle, WA
This Williams is another fast riser in the class. The Cats have been in on him for quite some time and he is interested as well. Williams is big enough to be a small forward, but is more effective out on the perimeter.

26. Kevin Rogers, 6-8, 220, PF, South Oak Cliff HS, Dallas, TX
Rogers had his coming out party against Richard Hendrix and has played well since. A strong, athletic big man, Rogers is fun to watch in the open court. He likes a load of elite programs and may possibly be a package deal with Miles.

28. Jon Brockman, 6-7, 235, PF, Snohomish (WA) HS
Brockman is a big, physical power forward. The Cats are very intrigued with Brockman and he could be their top post recruit when it is all said and done. His mix of strength and athleticism make him very intriguing. He won't make a decision until fall, so expect the Wildcats to keep working on him.

42. Artem Wallace, 6-8, 240, PF, Toledo (WA) HS
Another big power forward. Wallace doesn't have the Wildcats in his top four and they most likely won't be a factor in his recruitment.

43. Theo Davis, 6-10, 215, C, Cardozo HS, Bayside, NY
The Canadian big man is listing Arizona. Just how realistic his recruitment is remains to be seen. Some scouts love him, others think he is overrated.

46. Fendi Onobun, 6-7, 220, F, Houston, TX
This athletic combo forward has already committed to the Wildcats. With a good summer he could climb the rankings.

48. Bryan Harvey, 6-5, 180, WG, Dominguez HS, Compton, CA
A guy the Cats have been long involved with, but not a priority recruit at this time. More of a two-guard than the big wing the Wildcats want.

53. Gerald Green, 6-8, 200, SF, Gulf Shores Academy, Houston, TX
A big wing who is impressing people. A guy the Cats have looked at, but haven't gone after hard yet. At this point he is wide open and it could be some time before his recruitment shakes out.

54. David Huertas, 6-4, 190, SG, Arlington Country Day School, Jacksonville, FL
One of the better shooters in the class, Huertas has a lot of interest in Arizona. Right now he has a top four of Arizona, Florida, Louisville and Kansas.

58. Marcus Johnson, 6-5, 180, Wing, Westchester HS, Los Angeles, CA
One heck of an athlete, this high-flier hails from the same high school as Hassan Adams. He has long leaned towards Syracuse, but the Cats have been in the picture for quite a while.

59. Brayden Bell, 6-9, 240, PF, Brighton HS, Salt Lake City
Bell is a talented big man with nice size. He likes to play on the perimeter, but can band down low. Louisville may lead, and he may not be a top priority for Arizona.

60. Brett Hoerner, 6-10, 190, C, Fullerton (CA) HS
A player with a lot of upside. He has great height and some nice athleticism. Needs a lot of strength and some polish. Arizona has been in on him for awhile, but it sounds as if he is wide-open.

62. Jordan Wilkes, 6-11, 205, C, Loyola HS, Los Angeles, CA
Grew up a Wildcat fan despite the fact that his father is Jamaal Wilkes of UCLA fame. Has nice size, but is still developing as a basketball player. Is quick and athletic and could be a great pick-up for a team that has a little patience.

97. Uche Echefu, 6-8, 220, PF, Montrose Christian School, Rockville, MD
Echefu is listing the Cats, but it remains to be seen how hard they are recruiting him.

100. Derrick Brown, 6-7, 190, Wing, Chaminade Julienne HS, Dayton, OH
The Cats are in on Brown, but right now they are showing more love to other players. He could be a nice sleeper in the class. Brown is very athletic and a sweet shooter.

MISSED OUT ON:

3. Tyler Hansbrough, 6-9, 225, PF, Poplar Bluff (MO) High School
The Cats were in on him for awhile, but when he recently pared down his list, the Cats got the ax. Distance from home was a major reason.

14. Mario Chalmers, 6-1, 175, PG, Bartlett HS, Anchorage, AK
The Cats were in his top-two, but he chose Kansas last week.

29. Josh McRoberts, 6-10, 200, PF, Carmel (IN) HS
McRoberts listed Arizona last summer, but committed to the Blue Devils early on and never really looked at Arizona.

81. Magnum Rolle, 6-11, 200, C, St. George HS, Freeport, Bahamas
Rolle looks a lot like Channing Frye. Cats got in on him very early but it did no good. He chose Florida State some time ago.

90. Lawrence Hill, 6-8, 185, F, Deer Valley HS, Phoenix, AZ
The Cats were in good with Hill, but backed off of him when they got the verbal from Onobun. Hill may have been cooling on the Cats at that point anyways.


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